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Feb 13, 2011 4:30pm PST
? change we can believe in. in his first foreign policy crisis, did president obama lead his team or was it better to watch than not control? or did he have a hidden hand? and finally, calling jeb bush. why republicans pining for this guy. is it a problem with mitt? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, new york magazine's john heilemann. gloria borger from cnn. "the washington post's" anne kornblut and "washington post" david ignatius. the revolution that overthrew hosni mubarak was a victory for democracy and in many ways for the obama administration in its first foreign policy crisis. the president talked about the historic change. >> there are very few moments in our lives where we have the privilege to witness history taking place. this is one of those moments. this is one of those times. the people of ejent have spoken. -- eegypt have spoken. their voices have been heard and egypt will never be the same. chris: david, this is very tricky for the president, wasn't it? this whole episode. >> the president faced a delicate problem. starting two weeks ago which
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Feb 6, 2011 4:30pm PST
them. why didn't president obama, why didn't tom donovan, why didn't the people around the president say what's going on in egypt? that guy is 83. what will happen next? >> in fairness, they were getting warning signals. he had the egypt working group ahead for some time. there were instabilities. be prepared for this. what he was going to do about it to prepare, what were they going to do? press harder, talk about it more? there were signs the precise timing, the catalysts for it they didn't know. you're right, they didn't upset. the hill is upset. chris: we have all of these groups out there at the national democratic convention, soft groups to encourage democracy, teach people how to win elections and all, didn't they know about the social media going on over there with facebook and organizing? >> i think maybe there's a false premise here that if you know what's going on, we can do something about it. >>y. >> what can we do? chris: who would we be rooting for right now? who would be bank rolling? >> to some extent america rooting for somebody is the surist way it get that person
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Feb 17, 2011 6:00pm PST
with president obama's visit to the bay area. arriving at sfo, you see, moments ago. getting off "air force one" greeted by gavin newsom. state attorney general, and the new san francisco mayor ed lee who was there to thank the president about all of the concessions being made for high speed rail and central city subway in san francisco. >> compelling video to see "air force one" at sfo. mr. obama's fourth trip to the bay area as president. the previous three trips were fundraisers, or scam p campaign. tonight. different. a private dinner with a dynamic dozen. the president meeting with a who's who of the silicone valley. among 12 vip guests, steve job, mark zuckerberg, larry elerson, and eric schmidt, expected on the peninsula at a private home. the story begins tonight at sfo. bring in nbc's tracy grant who joins us covering mr. obama as he touched down about 10, 15 minutes ago. is that right? >> yes, about 10 minutes ago. punctual as always. president obama showed up here at sfo. as you were saying he met with, gavin newsom, lieutenant-governor newsom, state attorney general, we're waiting f
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Feb 6, 2011 8:00am PST
on democrats like president obama? joining us, more from james baker, reagan's chief of staff, former reagan speech writer peggy noonan, former mayor willie brown and andrea peggy noonan, former mayor willie brown and andrea mitchell. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. we go first live to cairo where nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel is joining us again live on the scene in cairo. richard, what is the latest there? >> reporter: there appear to have been major breakthroughs after negotiations today between members of the opposition and the vice president of egypt. according to a government statement that we just received, egypt has made several very significant concessions. one, two end the emergency law that has been in place in this country since 1981 as soon as security on the ground here permits. two, to allow more candidates to run for president, to allow greater freedom of the press , o suspend future meetings of parliament until allegations of corruption and electoral fraud are flushed out, to respect and appreciate the youth movement in th
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Feb 7, 2011 3:00am PST
me ask you about the united states' influence at this point. you have been critical of the obama administration for not having a consistent message. what influence is the administration having an events there? >> well, i think the u.s., of course, has close ties to the u.s., but they are not going to determine the events in the streets of egypt. but i think, you know, everybody expects them to stand up for the basic universal values, freedom, democracy, rule of law, human rights and the u.s. at the beginning has been behind the curve. i think they caught up in the last few days, but the special representative made the statement yesterday saying president mubarak must stay in power. that came down here like a piece of lead. then it was denied by the white house. you know, it was retracted by the white house. i think what people expect is not that the u.s. will effect change in u.s. but they have to be very clear that they are on the side of the people for freedom and democracy, for egypt to move to what i call the second republic, a move from an authoritarian system into democracy
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Feb 17, 2011 11:00pm PST
charger. leader of the human resistance. >>> on the tarmac tonight air force one at sfo. president obama spending the night in the bay area. gathering the best and the bright nest silicon valley to help solve the nation's problems with some bay area innovation. good evening, everyone. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. it was the most talked about dinner parent in the country tonight and it happened here. 11 men, one woman and the president, an elite gathering of silicon valley giants. you see the arrivals here in woodside tonight. the goal, pretty simple, promote new jobs and convince these business leaders to reinvest their cash back into the american economy. biio onsf dollars in cash that's sitting on the sidelines. the gathering on the peninsula lasted less than three hours but its impact might be felt for years. nbc's jean elle tracking president obama, joining us now from his hotel next door to sfo. jean? >> reporter: raj, the president arrived here at his hotel in millbrae around 10:00 after that meeting with high-tech executives in woodside. insiders say he wants their
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Feb 8, 2011 4:00am PST
♪ >>> this morning on "early today," rethinking reform. the obama administration puts the brakes on calls for a swift leadership change in egypt. >>> texas tragedy, drug violence along the border with mexico claims the lives of at least two u.s. high school students. >>> and handbag heroin, a jewelry store attack is foiled by a purse-wielding woman. >> narrator: this is "early today" for tuesday, february 8th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with compromise in cairo. the united states is reconsidering a push for swift reform in egypt, calling for a slower pace to progress, easing the call for a transition to power and president hosni mubarak to step down. whether egypt protesters accept the timetable for his stepdown remains to be seen. northbound's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> good morning, everyone. the u.s. is starting to wonder whether mubarak's immediate resignation may not be the best action because it would trigger a new election within 60 days mandatory, and given
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Feb 8, 2011 5:30pm PST
president obama has quit, though not his day job. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> we're following a high stakes stand-off thousands of miles from where we are. here's what's going on. the crowds in the main square in cairo just got bigger again today. they say they will leave when president hosni mubarak leaves. the problem is, mubarak's new number two says the regime isn't going to end. mubarak isn't going anywhere for a while. and he said tonight egypt can't put up with these protests for a long time. at stake, control of egypt. the future of that country and both sides are well aware of that. again tonight we go first to our chief foreign correspondent richard engel in cairo. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this stand-off could be heading back to a confrontation. tonight the government put down a marker, it said it can't tolerate indefinite demonstration, but the protests are getting bigger. crowds in tahrir square swelled to hundreds of thousands again, the biggest in days. their demand remains unchanged. the cr
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Feb 11, 2011 5:30pm PST
and took urgent notice. as president obama put it today, egypt will never be the same. cairo is still roiling with excitement and celebration where our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, again begins our coverage. richard, what a day and good evening. >> reporter: good evening. there are still people out in the streets. they are cheering. they are saying "with our souls, with our blood, we sacrificed for egypt." and they believe with this popular uprising, that is exactly what they have done. the people have risen up and toppled a police state. it was supposed to be a day of defiance. after friday prayers, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in tahrir square. they had a message for president mubarak. no compromise. they would not accept mubarak's plan to remain in office while transferring authority to his vice president. but by mid-morning the army seemed to be backing mubarak saying it would guarantee his promises of reform would be carried out, and sending a message. the army would make sure people got democracy, but now go home. but the demonstrators didn't gi
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Feb 27, 2011 4:30pm PST
is president obama. i'm not sure that boehner comes off that well. on this business of shutting down the government, we are talking about the political effects of it. there is a country here to run. whoever gets the blame for shutting down the government, we are a country at war. we have people at war in iraq and afghanistan, and you are going to shut down the government? the public at large is going to be very negative and it is vital which side gets the blame for shutting it down. >> you are 65, 70 or 80 years old. you go to the mail box and your check hasn't come in for social security. who do you blame? >> i think they are going to blame whoever is in office. people are set up. they are saying i cut back on my spending. my family is making sacrifices. i can no longer use my homes a ena a.t.m. machine. they say i changed this in my personal life. why can't the government do the same? chris: our regulars, including john, who is here, if there is a government-shut-down, who would win the p.r. win? >> 11 say the president wins. only one, peggy noonan says wall street wins. are you th
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Feb 18, 2011 6:00am PST
redell live in milbray with president obama will take off on air force one. we'll tell you what he established on his short visit to the bay area coming up. >>> and a new b.a.r.t. station gets ready to open in the east bay, but not everyone is on board with this idea. good morning, i'm marla tellez. i'm explain why coming up. >>> and will the rain dampen your weekend plans? we'll tell you. it is friday, february 18th, this is "today in the bay." good friday morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. it is straight up 6:00. i'm brent cannon. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we'll get you moving with the hour-by-hour forecast with christina. >>> yes, we have rain coming down in the south bay right now. mostly locations south of san jose, but take a look, we have a little bit of lingering activity creeping up from the south. this whole line of showers is actually moving to the north. so as we head throughout this afternoon we will see scattered showers all across the bay area. the one exception will probably be the immediate coast near the north bay. you'll remain dry today. as when he
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Feb 18, 2011 5:00am PST
obama is getting ready to leave the bay area this morning. >> he had a short stay but he met with the high-tech giants. we'll go to bob redell who is live with more. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura and brent. a very short stay. the president arrived yesterday evening to sfo for the meeting last night. and he'll be taking off this morning, perhaps around 8:30, which could wreak havoc if you are traveling up and down near sfo. anyway, he's staying on the weston here. it is so close you can see air force one from the hotel. what was unusual about the presidential visit was that mr. obama was not here for a fund-raiser, yet the business people he met are major donors to the democratic party. the heart of the visit was not to collect a check but to collect the thoughts of facebook founder and ceo mark zuckerberg. he met with the president last night at the woodside home of john dorr. a dozen or so other big wigs were in the meeting. the leaders of google, cisco, netflix and twitter among others were there. they dined with the president for two hours to discuss how to creat
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Feb 8, 2011 5:00pm PST
or third base. >>> still ahead, first lady michelle obama reveals something the president has not done. >>> also, the breakdown on bullying. details of a new study which questions what students are likely to pick on their peers. >>> junk food. now researchers say it could seriously affect a child's mind. >>> and the common procedure that some women may not need to have. >>> and plenty of sunshine and temperatures cooling about 20 to 30 degree frs ts e s those record highs right now, 61 in san jose, 60 in san mateo and 60 in san francisco. it's going to be cold tonight in the south and also the east bay. temperatures in the 30s. we'll also be talking about rain. that's in minutes. >>> the study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer do not have to undergo a painful procedure. surgeons have removed limpb nodes from patients to keep the cancer from spreading, but research finds this holds no advantage at all. the study claims that chemotherapy and radiation would wipe it out. >>> a new study finds that young kids who eat fatty foods appear to have lower iqs later in life. k
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Feb 9, 2011 5:30pm PST
about the first family today. up next after a break, why the obamas, like a lot of other parents, have made one very popular place off limits for their two girls. >>> the winter of our discontent continues tonight with texas, oklahoma, kansas, arkansas, right there in the middle of it. up to two feet of snow have fallen in the region today. parts of oklahoma, like tulsa town, have set all-time records for snowfall. temperatures are 25 degrees below normal. schools, airports, government offices, businesses all closed and blowing snow made driving absolutely impossible in some places. and remember these are a lot of places not used to conditions like this. >>> last night we told you about a new revelation from first lady michelle obama. she said and with certainty really for the first time her husband, the president, has quit smoking. well, this morning in an interview with matt lauer here on the "today" show, the first lady revealed there's still no facebook in their household for the obama girls. >> sasha and malia, are they on facebook? >> no. >> is that because of who they are or bec
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Feb 14, 2011 5:30pm PST
with a picture of president george bush, president barack obama, president george washington. and before she was asked a question, she picked up the card and said -- held it up and said george bush. so, you know, she's a hard worker and she's trying and she's speaking a lot and at some level they're even asking her to slow down a little bit. >> that's been an extraordinary recovery. all the brain experts, brain injury experts say that no two are alike. they have been compared to snowflakes in their uniqueness. there was no road map for you to follow regarding her recovery. and i guess this is just going to be the pace of her recovery? >> that is true. i was on the phone with gabrielle's neurosurgeon, dr. don kim, and he reiterated to me that she is on this lightning fast trajectory, so he's incredibly optimistic about the slope of the curve has a lot to do with how far you're going to get, and she's proceeding very rapidly. >> and i keep hearing, captain, that the congresswoman, your wife's appearance, is resuming to normal. it's coming back so that a glint in her eye that you would recogniz
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Feb 15, 2011 5:30pm PST
ahmadinejad today called the protests a western conspiracy. in washington, president obama sided with the demonstrators and accused iran of hypocrisy. >> i find it ironic you have the iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt, when, in fact, they have acted in direct contrast to what happened to egypt by gunning down and beating a people who were trying to express themselves peacefully in iran. >> reporter: but it's not just iran. revolts are spreading across the region, including to u.s. allies. in bahrain, base of the u.s. navy's fifth fleet, protesters clashed with security forces for a second day. two demonstrators have been killed, including one shot at a funeral. the king of bahrain said he would investigate the shootings. bahrain has already promised to pay every family in the country $3,000. a gift from the kingdom. yemen, a poor country on the tip of the arabian peninsula can't afford such beneficence. small but relatively violent protests continued in yemen for a fifth day today. like in egypt, yemen's demonstrators want to topple their president of
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Feb 20, 2011 4:30pm PST
. president obama used to point to big spender george bush but after putting down his third straight trillion dollar deficit, the president is the one stuck with the big spender label. why would republicans help him lose it? finally, playing hard to get. new jersey governor chris christie is the only republican who beat barack owe baba in the polls but he insists he's just not ready. was he born to run? hi, i'm norah o'donnell. chris matthews is off today. his msnbc special on bill clinton's post presidency airs monday night. we're all looking forward to that. welcome to today. and with us "the washington post"'s howard fineman, kelly o'donnell, constitution cynthia tucker and politico's jon harris. first up, america broke? the urgency of our debt crisis is long talked about but now is really hitting home. on the state level we seen the face-off between governors and public employees. most dramatically out in wisconsin. on the federal level, there's a growing sense of the fury that brought in the tea party might lead to a bipartisan deal on entitlements. here's a graphic that shows the urgenc
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Feb 26, 2011 5:00pm PST
against libya. this, while president obama for the first time called for moammar gadhafi to step down. here in the bay area demonstrators gathered at the u.n. plaza in san francisco. we'll have the latest. >>> the close call a pilot had today after his plane crashed just after taking off from the palo alto airport. the news at 5:00 starts right now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. snow fell in parts of the bay area today, but nothing like the forecast called for. well, now the temperatures are headed down again. we have team coverage on this cold snap. kimberly terry tells us house nurseries are preparing for all this. but we check in first with rob mayeda. >> record-breaking temperatures early this morning. 20s out in san rafael, 28 degrees, napa 27, 34 in oakland and 35 at sfo airport. it was around twin peaks in san francisco we had the dusting of snow overnight. even around san jose, early in the morning, but mainly just some rain. but notice what happened during the day today. we had pretty intense showers rolling through. morgan hill and san martin. brent canon reporting show
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Feb 9, 2011 6:00am PST
for constitutional rights. this could fall through because president obama recently signed an act that prohibits the u.s. from funding the relocation of cleared detainees. the peace and justice commission says that the moves would be solely funded by volunteers and donations. now the berkeley city council will vote on this resolution next tuesday, february 15. live in berkeley, marla tellez, today in the "bay area living." >> protesters are camped out in cairo's main square. we checked in the twitter feed of richard engle in kye red sox he says people are striking in an attempt to stop big industry. the strikes are at places, newspapers and hospitals. he says that friday could be a big day of protests. they have been protesting, now it seems it's changed. there are nuances. >> and we're talking about the google executive. he could cause headaches. >> we were checking the twitter feed on that. let's talk about this egyptian executive. we've seen him on the news several times, in fact, here is video of him on egyptian television talking about some of his struggles. one of the things that's curious
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Feb 13, 2011 8:00am PST
of whaps happened in egypt? and back home, president obama hosted a trio of republican leaders at the white house for lunch on wednesday. the common theme -- finding some areas for potential compromise. >> it was a very good lunch and we were able to find enough common ground, i think, to show the american people that we're willing to work on their behalf and willing to do it together. >> but with the president's budget being released tomorrow, will both sides be able to work together on some issues, even as battle lines over spending and the deficit take center stage? >> joining me now, the speaker of the house, representative john boehner of ohio. mr. speaker, welcome back to "meet the press." >> david, good to be with you. >> i want to talk about egypt, this is a developing story. you heard rick santorum, former senator, might run for president, voicing the view of some republicans, that we were hasty here and that the united states walked way way from a stalwart ally and we don't really know what the consequences will be. is that your view? >> well egypt has been a strong ally of the un
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Feb 16, 2011 11:00pm PST
ramon. >>> well, the white house has been very coy about president obama's bay area visit tomorrow night. despite several requests, they have yet to release any details about exactly mr. obama is meeting with or where. but we do know the first person to greet the president will be san francisco mayor ed lee. here's nbc's jean elie reporting tonight from san francisco where the president is expected to arrive around 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. >> when i shook the hand of president obama, i asked him if he can come to san francisco. and guess what? he's here. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee says face time with the president pays. lee will be greeting mr. obama at sfo thursday. he says he won't waste a second because this presidential visit is about investing in job creation. >> he's coming with a smart checkbook, a checkbook that is aimed at investing in places where it's going to grow and jobs are created and that those jobs will impact our local economy in a very direct way. >> reporter: the president is meeting with high-tech innovators, industry leaders like mark zuckerberg and most li
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Feb 18, 2011 4:30am PST
>>> new this morning, president obama waking um in the bay area this morning. he's about to take off from sfo in a couple hours. i'm christie smith. we'll tell you about his big night with the giants in technology. >>> the east bacon visibilities could be set free. why they could get a lucky break. >>> and a live look outside this morning at the oracle arena in the east bay. it is friday, february 18th. this is "today in the east bay." and good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm brent cannon in for scott today. we want to get you started with a check on the east bay forecast. christina has that. >>> good morning to you. well, it looks like most of the shower activity has cleared the east bay. a little bit lingering in places like the east bay, oakland seeing a bit of activity. the big news is the front that brought us all the rain yesterday is sliding south. so as it continues to slide to the south we'll see a little bit more rain showers today. they will be spotty in nature as opposed to a consistent stream of showers from the south. what we can count on, more rai
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Feb 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
, cairo. >> the obama administration put new pressure on egypt today to move quickly toward democratic reforms. nbc's mike viqueira has more at the white house. good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the president spent part of his day on the phone and getting an update from the staff in egypt. at a previously scheduled summit of world leaders in germany, today secretary of state, clinton publicly embraced the transition process headed by the newly installed vice president, omar seoul omar seouleiman warned things m derail reform. >> concrete steps that people who are engaged in it can believe is moving toward and outcome that will permit an orderly establishment of the elections that are scheduled for september. and that takes some time. >> reporter: but who would lead egypt during that time? while president obama and other u.s. officials have not publicly called for mubarak to step down before september elections, in recent days they have left little doubt that they think he should soon. >> the key question he should be asking himself is, how can i leave a legacy beh
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Feb 9, 2011 4:00am PST
by the severe impact, officials say it is incredible no one was killed. >>> fist lady michelle obama confirms the president has given up his decades long smoking habit saying it's benoit almost a year since he lit up." later this morning mrs. obama will be on "the today show" marking the first anniversary of her campaign to end childhood obesity. >>> and a new poll weighs in on what super power americans would most love to have. topping the list with 28% each are time travel and mind reading. flying came in third, followed by the aeblt to teleport and be invisible. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,233 after gaining 71 points yesterday. the s&p inched up 5 points. nasdaq added 13. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei shed 18 points while in hong kong the hang seng tumbled 320. >>> toyota officials are breathing a sigh of relief after a ten-month federal investigation concluded that faulty electronics did not causç toyota vehicles to accelerate out of control. a federal probe confirmed toyota's own fin
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Feb 9, 2011 5:00am PST
this afternoon. yesterday, vice president joe biden announced that president obama wants to invest $53 billion in high speed rail in the country over the next six years. an invest. that biden said is good for the infrastructure and the economy. >> the fact is public infrastructure investment raises private sector productivity and creates jobs. >> reporter: keep in mind this is not a done deal. it's just a proposal. the president still must convince the republican-led house to go along with this and that could be very difficult considering there are calls for cuts of all of the budget across the board. at least in discretionary spending. there are many californians who wonder why the state needs high speed rail. it's expensive at $43 billion as mentioned and that's assuming the cost doesn't increase which some analysts and critics believe will. and then there is a question of who is going to use high speed rail when you can fly between the bay area and los angeles at speeds obviously much faster than a train, at a relatively cheap cost. reporting live, bob redell, today in the "bay area living.
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Feb 11, 2011 4:00am PST
into violence. richard engel, nbc news, cairo. >>> back here at home president obama reacted to the news of mubarak's shift of some power with sharp criticism. in a statement the president questioned whether the latest concession is "immediate, meaningful, or sufficient sign of reform." tracie spoths potts is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> lynn, good morning. that speech was a huge disappointment here in the united states, as well. initially, president obama also was hopeful that he would step down and answer the call of these protesters, addressing the u.s. before mubarak's speech, president obama said that we were witnessing history unfold, and after that he said mubarak's failure to step down is not a clear transition in egypt and that it is not immediate, meaningful, or significant. that the country has failed to seize an opportunity here. the big question remains, how much influence does the unite"h states have here? they're walking a tight rope between trying to prevent this stand-off from getting worse and more violent and also not imp
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Feb 11, 2011 4:30am PST
. >>> today the obama administration will unveil a long-auh waited plan that could lead to a change how americans buy their homes. the housing white paper lays out options for overhauling the mortgage system to reduce the government's role in the housing finance market. reports say if that's a gradual wind down of fannie mae and freddie mac by making the loans they back more expensive. the federal housing administration would then become mainly the soul for government-backed loans. >>> retailers are turning to facebook and twit tore drum up sales. they estimate people will spend about $116 on average this year up 13% from last year. among the promotions out there, mattel is asking you to vote on whether barbie and ken should get back together. remember they split in 2004. on monday barbie's facebook page becomes a virtual store. victoria's secret has e-valentine's to send while mullberry has digital flowers that will wait to bloom until monday, which is valentine's day. scott, back to you. >> can i give you add vice, do not send your wife digital flowers? >> reporter: oh, yeah, i know b
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Feb 13, 2011 5:30pm PST
in that country. >>> president obama sends congress his 2012 budget plan tomorrow. a proposal that includes more than $1 trillion in cuts. that may sound like a lot but republicans are saying it falls short. nbc's mike viqueira is at the white house to tell us more about this. mike, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. there's been a bipartisan calm over the capital since last year and lasting through the crisis in egypt. but with big budget and spending fights looming next week, all that is about to change. even as the obama budget was being readied for release this weekend the president warned it will reveal some painful choices on spending. >> it cuts what we can't afford to pay for what we cannot do without. that's what families do in hard times. and that's what our country has to do as well. >> reporter: today, top officials said the plan will put a dent in now record debt and deficits. >> we have a responsible budget that will cut in half the deficit by the end of the president's first term. >> reporter: the plan would freeze domestic spending for five years, slash $78 billion of milit
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Feb 14, 2011 4:30am PST
to you, scott mcgrew. >>> first lady michelle obama revealed her secret to a successful marriage. she says that laughter and romance are key. she and president obama share a lot of laughs together even though they live in the political life. they have been married almost 19 years. mrs. obama says they try to not take themselves too seriously and still find ways to have fun together and keep each other smiling. the first lady also says it helps that the president is very romantic always remembering birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates. what does she expect for valentine's day? the husband can never go wrong with a gift of jewelry. >>> no soup for you, the menu at your favorite chinese restaurant could soon change. see what's behind the bay area move to ban the special soup. brent and laura are coming up on the backside of this break. do i look like someone who's at risk for heart disease? well guess what, i am. heart disease took my dad's life, but it doesn't have to take mine because 80% of cardiac events in women may be prevented if we make the right choices. eighty per
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Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm PST
of the biggest names in the tech industry will soon be meeting with the president. president obama will be having dinner in the bay area tonight. and on the guest list are the likes of steve jobs and mark zuckerberg. traci grant is at san francisco international where air force one is scheduled to touchdown within the hour, and that's one plan that likely won't be affected by weather delays at the airport. one never knows, though, tracy? >> it's true, you never know. a lot of the flights have been delayed today. but i can probably wager that when air force one touches down at 5:45. it will take top priority on the tarmac. these are the marines, and they are waiting to welcome air force one when it comes in in just a short time. president obama is here to break bread tonight in the silicon valley with technology's top tier of business leaders to discuss how to promote american innovation and get people back to work. imagine being in a room with the top technology executives, steve jobs, chairman and ceo of apple. larry ellison, co-founder of oracle and mark zuckerberg, president and ceo of faceboo
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Feb 18, 2011 4:00am PST
's the second anniversary of the obama stimulus plan. the debt has increased. unemployment is still over 9%. the president says the stimulus worked. >> we're now growing again. we've seen 1.3 million jobs added in the private sector since i've been president. >> reporter: meanwhile, the clock is ticking. two weeks until the government could shut down. to prevent that, democrats asked boehner to agree to short-term funding. >> a government shutdown would be a disaster for our nation and for our economy. >> now he's resorting to threats to do that without any negotiation. >> reporter: but the speaker says no deal unless democrats and president obama agree to republican spending cuts. i'm steve handelsman nbc capitol hill. >>> meanwhile, democratic lawmakers have chosen a rather unusual tactic to protest republican plans to all but eliminate union rights for state workers in wisconsin. they fled the state yesterday, reportedly checking into an illinois hotel. majority republicans need just one of the 14 democrats to show up for a quorum, which would allow them to vote on and pass the now stal
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Feb 18, 2011 11:00pm PST
with president obama last night? next, the first comment from one of the silicon valley heavyweights sitting at the table. >>> and good sievening, i'm chi meteorologist jeff ranieri. plenty of 30s on the board, even including san francisco. you're going to want to bundle up tonight. of course, cold air up across the tahoe region. we're going to have your full ski report and when some of the best weather will be on this extended we ekend. et'l ll you know, oh, yes, when the sun returns in just a minute. l >>> okay. president obama took off from sfo this morning but only after that most dynamic dinner party in silicon valley history. so what exactly was discussed at the dinner table last night? 12 high-profile guests but only 1 is speaking about it, and he's speaking to us. the white house releasing two pictures of this closed-door summit. this is the first one. it's at the woodside home of john doerr. you know the names, steve jobs, eric schmidt and larry ellison. there's also a candid shot of mr. obama and facebook co-founder mark zuckerberg. he swapped out his usual hoodie for a sport coat.
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Feb 20, 2011 5:30pm PST
and national landmarks. now, with the economy still fragile, president obama is warning this time could be worse. >> be destabilizing at a time when i think everybody is hopeful that we can start growing this economy quicker. >> reporter: but with debt and deficits at record levels, this time, republicans think the public is behind them. >> look, we are not looking for a government shutdown, but at the same time, we are also not looking at rubber-stamping these really high elevated spending levels that congress blew through the joint two years ago. >> reporter: lester this could be the battle in a year-long fight over spending. the government is expected to exceed its statutory debt limit of $14.3 trillion, in about two months and republicans say they wouldn't vote to raise it unless there are bigger cuts in spending. lester? >> mike viqueira, thanks. for more on this i want to bring in john harwood, chief washington correspondent for cnbc. john, republicans say slashing the budget was the mandate voters gave them in november and we heard they are not going to agree to even a temporary
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Feb 25, 2011 5:30pm PST
headquarters today, it said that president obama must choose between the libyan people or gadhafi. brian. >> richard engel in the city of benghazi in libya tonight. richard, thank you. gadhafi's son said further tonight, by the way, tripoli is calm and this is all the work of terrorists. >>> back here in the u.s., the white house turned up pressure on libya today and there was an extraordinary scene at the u.n. late today. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, watching it all from our washington newsroom tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as soon as american diplomats and civilians were safely out of libya, the white house announced it will impose sanctions on moammar gadhafi and declared he has zero legitimacy after attacking his own people. galvanized by the blood shed, the u.n. security council heard a dramatic plea for help from libya's ambassador. >> please, united nations, save libya. not blood shed, not killing of innocents. >> reporter: it was a rare display of emotion for the u.n. as his fellow ambassadors got up to embrace the
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Feb 17, 2011 6:00am PST
smoothly despite the soggy conditions. back to the desk. >>> you are, indeed. thank you. president obama is heading west this morning for a meeting with some of silicon valley's most invadive tech titans. >> air force one is expected to touch down later on this evening at san francisco international. bob redell is live at sfo this morning with what the president is going to do while he's in town. bob, he's meeting with the heavyweights. >> reporter: it's a very short turn-around for the president. good morning to you, brent and laura. air force one arrives later this evening at sfo. san francisco's mayor ed lee will be there to greet the president. then the location is unknown where he'll meet with some of the leaders of silicon valley. they will talk about innovation and job growth. apple's ceo steve jobs currently on a medical leave of absence will be there, mark zuckerberg, eric schmidt and jeffrey emmill recently named the head of the white house council on jobs. the president is trying to promote his $3.7 trillion budget he just announced earlier this week. this is the budget that c
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Feb 20, 2011 8:00am PST
there or anywhere else and we've condemned that violence. we had outreach from president obama, national security adviser, secretary of state clinton urging that restraint and encouraging what is now transpiring which seems to be the pull back of the military forces, and now real effort to engage the opposition in a broad based dialogue that will enable the people's aspiration to be discussed. >> can the government survive in bahrain? >> david, i wouldn't want to be in the business of predictions in this very volatile environment. we've seen change so rapidly. what we're encouraging governments in the region to do is recognize this is a yearning for change and reform. it needs to be respected. they need to get ahead of it by leading rather than being pushed. >> among our arab allies, according to diplomat its talked to they criticize what they see as inconsistencies on the part of mr. aviation. by his actions the magazine writes mr. obama put other authoritarian allies on notice. he thinks that even pro western autocracies that fail to reform deserve to die. but how much reform? how many people a
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Feb 27, 2011 8:00am PST
and in states like wisconsin. mounting leadership tests for president obama, as the battle lines of the 2012 campaign come into sharper view. this morning, how will the standoff in wisconsin end? and is the fight there with the unions about ideology or shared sacrifice? >> not just about the budget, now and into the future, not just about jobs or workers, this is ultimately about the future of our state. >> my guests, a man at the center of the storm, embattled republican governor, scott walker. >>> also the future of the middle east remains in doubt as libya's brutal dictator cracks down on protesters. >> these actions violate international norms and every stander of common decency. this violence must stop. >> what's next? and has the administration done enough? joining me this morning from the site of such unrest earlier this month, cairo, egypt, the ranking member on the senate armed services committee. republican john mccain. >>> then our political roundtable, what rising oil costs could mean to our own economy. can washington avoid a government shutdown over spending? and the rhetorical
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Feb 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
detaining the people for far too long. president obama has failed on the promise to close guantanamo and so anything we can do to help give these people some sort of humanity they deserve i think is good. >> people let out of guantanamo, quite a few of them, have rejoined terrorist activities. those who have been cleared. i don't think i would like them to be here. >> reporter: marin says they would be carefully screened before being invited. she said many have remarkable backgrounds and have a lot to offer berkeley. >> you would love to have one as a neighbor or i would love to have one as the boyfriend of my granddaughter or something like that. >> reporter: now, the peace and justice commission says that they have already identified a number of organizations that are willing to offer housing and support to the detainees. the city council is set to take up the matter and vote on the resolution at its meeting next tuesday. reporting live in berkeley, i'm jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> we're learning more about a mysterious death in the east bay tonight. police investigating a possi
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Feb 28, 2011 3:00am PST
is less restrictive than the federal government as it is today. under barack obama, he presides over the federal government when most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for benefits or pay. we're asking for something less restrictive -- >> i asked you a more specific question, which is what's wrong with collective bargaining? >> it's about the fact that as a local official, i can tell you personally, time and time again, because of collective bargaining when we had tough budgets in the past when i was at the county presiding as a c.o. there, i tried to do modest changes in pension and health care. one year, i literally tried to do a 35-hour work week to try to avoid massive layoffs and furloughing and the union said forget it. emboldened by the fact that they had collective bargaining agreements, they said go ahead, lay off 400 to 500 people. and to me, laying off people in this economy is completely unacceptable. if we don't get these changes and the senate democrats don't come back. we'll be forced to make up the savings in layoffs and that's unacceptable. >> we ha
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Feb 1, 2011 4:00am PST
the obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional. in a sweeping decision yesterday judge roger vincent shot down the plan saying the government would be violating americans' rights by forcing them to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. the white house called the ruling in a health care challenge by 26 of the 50 states a "plain case of judicial overreaching." the case appears destined to be heard by the supreme court. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in new jersey trafficç screech to a halt where a small plane made an emergency landing on busy interstate 80. a fuel line malfunction forced the pilot to put the aircraft down before he could reach a meesh airport. traffic returned to normal after the plane was towed away. for one there was injured, thankfully. >>> in north carolina fists were flying during a basketball game. a father, daughter, and mother mixed it up with school officials and police after an argument escalated into a full scale brawl. the incident began when officials asked the female student to change her s
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Feb 2, 2011 4:00am PST
tuesday night. president obama spoke to mubarak after and spoke about the transition being peaceful and begin now. >> there will be difficult days ahead. many questions about egypt's future remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt will find those answers. >> as sympathetic americans held their own protests outside the egyptian embassy in washington, a u.s. senator sent a powerful message to voters in egypt. >> if you do have fair and free elections in september, i hope you'll be wise enough and brave enough to say no to forces within your country, radical islamic forces. >> reporter: over 1,600 americans have been evacuated from egypt, including these college kids from south dakota. now the state department has ordered all nonessential government workers to leave too. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in california, security cameras recorded a violent jewelry heist. two armed gunmen used bridle force to take down a jewelry store. male and female employees were wrestled to the groun
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Feb 3, 2011 5:30pm PST
that president obama wants to flood the zone. increase international pressure on mubarak. vice president biden has now called egypt's vice president urging restraint. other world leaders calling mubarak include russia's dmitry medvedev and germany. they believe the military holds the key to persuading mubarak to give up power. what would come next? experts have told the administration the muslim brotherhood has to be part of any political coalition and that the united states should even reach out to them now. the administration says it will not. even though some elements in the brotherhood have pledged to preserve the peace treaty with israel. the big fear is that continued chaos would open the door to al qaeda which had its roots in egypt. there are reports egypt's army has increased its patrols along its borders. also today at an intelligence committee hearing, an official testified the white house had been warned late last year of instability in egypt but couldn't pinpoint what trigger might topple the regime, brian. >> all new territory for everyone involved. of andrea mitchell in our d.c.
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Feb 6, 2011 5:00pm PST
should prevail, the obama administration should move cautiously in embracing a change of power there. he was quick to defend president hosni mubarak. >> he's been a good man, he's been a good friend and ally to the united states. we need to remember that. >> cheney talked about how helpful mubarak was in the 1991 gulf war, committing troops to fight alongside u.s. forces. >>> the family of perhaps the most well-known hmong lead history died last month is speaking out against the obama administration tonight. today is the third day of the six-day funeral in fresno. yesterday members of his family said it was disgraceful the u.s. army denied their request for vang to be buried at arlington national cemetery. when many hmong people sought asylum in the united states, he became a cultural leader here as well. his arlington burial request was denied after unanimous recommendation of a board made up of civilian and military leaders. >>> coming up next, meditation is making inroads among the inmate population. how california prisoners could benefit from a closer relationship with buddha. >>> so
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Feb 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
, thanks so much. >>> president obama is weighing in tonight on events in egypt. nbc's mike viqueira has the latest from the white house for us. mike? >> reporter: good evening, lester it has become something of a tradition for the network airing the super bowl to conduct a pregame interview with the president, late today, the president sat down with fox's bill o'reilly, where the subject quickly turned to egypt. and though he has come close in recent days, mr. obama is still not publicly calling for mr. mubarak to immediately step down. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. they want a representative government. they want a responsive government. and so what we've said is you have to start a transition now. mubarak's already decided he is not running for re-election again. his term is up this year. what we've said is let's make sure you get all the groups together in egypt, let the egyptian people make a determination, what's the process for an orderly transition, but one that is a meaningful transition and
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